2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series All-Star Race

Updated 4-7-2014

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Previous All-Star Winners


Rules to make the Sprint All-Star Race
Eligibility rules for Sprint All-Star Race:
1st criteria: Drivers who have won races in the current and preceding year. If a driver leaves a team with which he has won a race, he remains eligible (through the last race before The All-Star Race), the team does NOT
2nd criteria: Drivers who are past Sprint Cup champions in the last 10 years
3rd criteria: Drivers who have won The All-Star Race in the past 10 years
4th criteria: The winning driver of the Sprint Showdown
5th criteria: Driver who finishes 2nd in the Sprint Showdown
6th criteria: Driver voted in by the fans
(rules below table)

The Current UNOFFICIAL 2014 Field
 DriverEligibility
Race winners (drivers) in 2013 and 2014
1 #48-Jimmie Johnson February 2013 Daytona
won event in 2003, 2006, 2012, 2013
2006,2007,2008,2009,2010,2013 champ
2 #99-Carl Edwards March 2013 Phoenix, March 2014 Bristol
won event 2011
3 #20-Matt Kenseth March 2013 Las Vegas
won event 2004
2003 champ
4 #5-Kasey Kahne March 2013 Bristol
won event in 2008
5 #18-Kyle Busch March 2013 Auto Club, March 2014 Auto Club
6 #4-Kevin Harvick April 2013 Richmond, March 2014 Phoenix
won event 2007
7 #34-David Ragan May 2013 Talladega
8 #14-Tony Stewart June 2013 Dover
won event 2009
2002, 2005, 2011 champ
9 #16-Greg Biffle June 2013 Michigan
10 #78-Martin Truex Jr June 2013 Sonoma
11 #55-Brian Vickers July 2013 New Hampshire
12 #31-Ryan Newman July 2013 Indianapolis
won event 2002
13 #22-Joey Logano August 2013 Michigan
14 #2-Brad Keselowski October 2013 Charlotte, March 2014 Las Vegas
2012 champ
15 #1-Jamie McMurray October 2013 Talladega
16 #24-Jeff Gordon October 2013 Martinsville
won event 1995,1997,2001
1995,1997,1998,2001 champ
17 #11-Denny Hamlin November 2013 Homestead
18 #88-Dale Earnhardt Jr. February 2014 Daytona 500
won event 2000
19 #41-Kurt Busch 2004 champ
won event 2010
March 2014 Martinsville

Previous Winners of
The Sprint Cup All-Star Race
(not a 2013/2014 winner or past series champ) within the last 10 years
x none not needed

and....
20 Sprint Showdown Winner TBD
21 Sprint Showdown 2nd place finisher TBD
22 Fan Vote Winner TBD

Active former Sprint Cup race winners not eligible (year of last win, notes):

    Clint Bowyer (2012)
    Marcos Ambrose (2012)
    Trevor Bayne (2011)(part time)
    Regan Smith (2011) - full time NNS
    Paul Menard (2011)
    David Reutimann (2010)
    Juan Pablo Montoya (2010), Indycar in 2014
    Jeff Burton (2008) - runs part time
    Joe Nemechek (2004)
    Elliott Sadler (2004), runs full time in NNS
    Bobby Labonte (2003, Champ in 2000) - runs part time
    Michael Waltrip (2003, won event in 1996) - runs part time
    Terry Labonte (2003, won event in 1988, 1999; 1984, 1996 Champ) - runs part time
    Morgan Shepherd (1993) - runs part time

    RETIRED/NOT ACTIVE in Sprint Cup in 2014
    Mark Martin (won event in 2005, 1998), retired
    Dale Jarrett (last win in 2006, 1999 Champ) - retired broadcaster at ESPN
    Jeremy Mayfield (2005) - suspended
    Robby Gordon (2003)
    Bill Elliott (2003, won event in 1986, Champ in 1988)
    Johnny Benson (2002)
    Ward Burton (2002)
    Rusty Wallace (2004, won event in 1989, 1989 Champ) - retired broadcaster at ESPN
    Ricky Craven (2003) - retired, works for ESPN
    Ricky Rudd (2002) - retired
    Sterling Marlin (2002) - retired
    Steve Park (2001) - unknown plans
    Jerry Nadeau (2000)
    John Andretti (1999)
    Geoff Bodine (1996, won event in 1994) retired
    Kyle Petty (1995) retired, works for TNT & Fox
    Jimmy Spencer (1994) - retired
    Ken Schrader (1991) - retired from Cup
    Derrike Cope (1990) - unknown plans
    Greg Sacks (1985) - unknown


Eligibility Criteria for the 2014 Sprint All-Star Race & Showdown
  • Changes to the All-Star Race Schedule announced: Charlotte Motor Speedway officials have announced changes to the May 16-17 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race schedule. During the second day of the NASCAR Sprint Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway, officials announced that the Sprint Showdown will be moved to Friday, May 16, preceding the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series' North Carolina Education Lottery 200. Before the green flag falls on Saturday's NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race, drivers will set the field for the main event with a three-lap qualifying that includes a mandatory four-tire pit stop and no pit road speed limit.
    "These changes mean fans get even more bang for their buck here at The Greatest Place to See the Race," said Marcus Smith, president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway. "In addition to watching the trucks battle on Friday night and rocking with a pre-race concert with Jake Owen on Saturday, fans will be treated to back-to-back nights of Sprint Cup Series action as drivers leave everything on the track with a $1 million payday on the line."
    The schedule change means that fans can watch both NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series drivers battle on Friday night, May 16. It is the only date on the NASCAR schedule where both truck and Sprint Cup drivers will compete in non-qualifying contests on the same night at the same venue.
    Drivers already eligible to race in the 2014 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race include: #48-Jimmie Johnson, #99-Carl Edwards, #20-Matt Kenseth, #5-Kasey Kahne, #18-Kyle Busch, #4-Kevin Harvick, #34-David Ragan, #14-Tony Stewart, #16-Greg Biffle, #78-Martin Truex Jr., #55-Brian Vickers, #31-Ryan Newman, #22-Joey Logano, #2-Brad Keselowski,#1- Jamie McMurray, #24-Jeff Gordon, #11-Denny Hamlin and #41-Kurt Busch.
    Eligible drivers who win a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race prior to the Sprint All-Star Race will be added to the field as well as the top two finishers in Friday night's Sprint Showdown and the Sprint Fan Vote winner.
    Once the field is set, drivers and teams will turn their attention to the most highly-anticipated qualifying run of the season, a timed run of three laps including a mandatory four-tire pit stop with no pit road speed limit. With the new schedule, the Sprint Showdown winner and second place finisher as well as the Sprint Fan Vote winner will make qualifying runs.
    All NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race ticket holders can also enjoy a free concert featuring country music mega star Jake Owen before the green flag falls on the winner-take-all $1 million dash for cash.
    Tickets for Friday night's double-header with the Sprint Showdown and the N.C. Education Lottery 200 start at just $25. Fans can catch all the action of the Sprint Showdown, N.C. Education Lottery 200, Sprint All-Star Race qualifying, the Jake Owen pre-race concert and the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race with weekend front stretch ticket packages starting at just $99. Just $10 down reserves a seat at The Greatest Place to See the Race, and interest-free payment plans are available. Call 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com for details.(CMS)(1-28-2013)

  • Dale Jarrett pushing Bristol for All-Star Race: ESPN analyst Dale Jarrett is a public advocate of deeming Bristol Motor Speedway as the new venue for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race. "Charlotte has been a great venue, and Atlanta that one year, but I think it's time that we take it to a short track and let these drivers battle it out," Jarrett said, winner of the 1997 Goody's Headache Powder 500. "Short tracks are where every one of these drivers got their start. What better place to have the All-Star Race than action-packed Bristol. You have side-by-side racing; you have to know in your mind that if the drivers come here with that kind of money on the line, then they're going to be willing to take out their best friend, just spin him and take the spot."(Bluefield Daily Telegraph)(8-24-2013)

  • USUALLY.......to be eligible for the Sprint All-Star Fan Vote (and the Sprint Showdown), drivers must be approved by NASCAR for NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition and have met all other eligibility requirements. Those requirements include finishing in the Top 50 of the previous season NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship point standings; competing in a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship Event during the current season; or attempting to qualify for the current season Daytona 500.

  • Drivers currently eligible for the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Showdown (unknown):
    Not announced yet


ENTRY LISTS

  • not officially released yet, see chart above


THE 2014 RACE FORMAT

  • Not announced until early in the 2014 season


STATS & NOTES

  • none yet


TRACK INFO & RACE OFFICIALS

  • Track Specifications:
    Superspeedway: 1.5-mile quad oval
    Banking: turns: 24 degrees; straights: 5 degrees
    Straights: Front stretch - 1952.8 feet; Backstretch - 1360 feet
    Grandstand Seating: 146,000 [down from 171,000]
    Pit Road Speed: 45mph
    Pace Car Speed: 55mph
    Opened: 1960

  • Track / Sponsor Websites:
    Jayski's Charlotte Track News, Links & Stats page
    Charlotte Motor Speedway
    Speedway Motorsports
    Facebook - Charlotte Motor Speedway
    Twitter - CLTMotorSpdwy

  • Sprint Showdown Race Festivities/Officials:
    Grand Marshal: TBA
    Command to start engines: TBA
    Invocation: TBA
    Military Flyover: TBA

  • All Star Race Race Festivities/Officials:
    Grand Marshal: TBA
    Command to start engines: TBA
    Honorary Starter/Wave Green Flag: TBA
    Invocation: TBA
    National Anthem: TBA
    Military Flyover: TBA


EVENT SCHEDULE

  • not posted yet


TELEVISION / RADIO COVERAGE / SCHEDULE

  • not posted yet


ODDS

  • none yet


CHASSIS SELECTIONS

  • none yet


TIRE NOTES

  • not yet available


TICKETS

  • will be announced early in the 2014 season....usually


LOCAL TV / NEWSPAPERS

Local TV / Network Stations
ABC 9 WWOC
CBS 3 WBTV
NBC 36 WCNC
News 14 Carolina

Local Charlotte Arera Newspapers
Charlotte Observer
Kannapolis Independent Tribune
Mooresville Tribune
Asheville Citizen-Times
Blue Ridge Now - Times News
Dunn Daily Record
Fayetteville Observer
GoCarolina's
Go Lake Norman
Greensville Daily Reflector
Greensboro News and Record
High Point Enterprise
Jacksonville Daily News
Kingston Free Press
Lexington Dispatch
Raleigh-Durham News and Observer
Rocky Mount Telegram
Roanoke Daily Herald
Salisbury Post
Shelby Star
Washington Daily News


WEATHER

Weather Channel - Concord, NC
Weather Channel - Mooresville, NC
Weather Channel - Charlotte, NC
Accuweather
National Weather Service
Race Weather
Race Day Forecast
Weather Underground


LOCAL ATTRACTIONS and CAMPING INFO

North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame, Mooresville, NC
Memory Lane Museum, Mooresville, NC
NASCAR Hall of Fame
Tom Johnson Camping Center, Concord NC
Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
Visit Cabarrus
Laid Back Racing
NASCAR Camping
Speed Eats


LOCAL HINTS & NOTES


Pennzoil Ultra Victory Challenge

  • no news yet


PAINT SCHEMES

Car#-Driver Sponsor / Scheme
Promo / Hood
Image Link
Sprint Showdown
Charlotte Motor Speedway - May 18
Sprint All-Star Race
Charlotte Motor Speedway - May 18


Previous All-Star Event pages

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2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003
2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999

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